Currently in its 27th year, School is Cool is a community outreach effort managed and organized by CSU employees that provides backpacks and school supplies to K-12 students in Fort Collins, Wellington, Timnath and LaPorte, and to outlying mountain schools. Since 1992, School Is Cool has helped more than 43,000 children. Last year, the program assisted 2,508 students in 47 schools.
A $25 donation provides a brand-new backpack filled with an average of 13 grade-appropriate school supplies.
Besides ensuring the students have the supplies they need, the program strives to build self-esteem – an important factor to academic success.
Donations are accepted throughout the year for this annual Colorado State University outreach project.